I loved this when I read it! People don’t realize how important their words are. As I retired first grade teacher, I always tried to encourage my students because I wanted them to believe they could do something. As a child growing up, my Dad wasn’t always encouraging. Sometimes he was hard to please. So for me, words were always important. Teachers and Parents your words DO make a difference. Children take them to heart and YOU are the most important people in your child’s life. What you think makes a difference to your child/children.